The latest thinking, news and events from the world of Recruitment

Our Panel

Our regular panel debate brings together the Recruitment industries greatest minds, with the aim of covering a wide variety of industry topics. Our latest debate asks the question – What does 2016 hold for the Recruitment technology industry?

Our panelists discuss major innovations, the future of the industry and the things that really matter to recruiters. Below are the past topics we have covered and a collection of fantastic people who have helped to contribute to the Recruitment Buzz Panel so far, along with a little bit about who they are and what they do.

Previous Panel Debates:

1: Recruitment Buzz Panel: Job Boards versus Social Media: What’s your take?
2: Recruitment Buzz Panel: Where does video screening fit within the future of recruitment?
3: Recruitment Buzz Panel: If the UK pulled out of the EU, how would the UK recruitment industry be affected?
4: Recruitment Buzz Panel: With the turning economy, is it a good time to set up a recruitment business?
5: Recruitment Buzz Panel: What Trends Should the Recruitment Industry Look Out For in 2014?

If you’d like to find out more about our panel, speak to one of the Recruitment Buzz team members today on 029 20232 911 or email us on contact@recruitmentbuzz.co.uk

Our Expert Panel

Clair Bush

Clair Bush

Marketing Director | Broadbean

A strategic and commercially focused professional with experience of deploying business development and marketing strategies on a global scale across SaaS, technology and recruitment businesses. Hands-on and skilled in all areas of marketing and business management.

Lee Biggins

Lee Biggins

Managing Director | CV Library

Lee is the co-founder and Managing Director of CV-Library.co.uk, one of the UK’s leading and fastest growing online job boards. Launched in 2000 they now have over 12 year’s recruitment experience and CV-Library is used by thousands of recruiters and employers across the UK. There are currently 6 million candidates registered on the CV database.

Roy Ripper

Roy Ripper

Recruitment Trainer

Roy Ripper is one of the most charismatic and widely-followed trainers in the worldwide recruitment industry. For more than 25 years his passion has been helping recruiters take their careers and businesses to another level by inspiring personal & business growth, success and achievement.

Liz Longman

Liz Longman

Managing Director | TEAM

Liz is the Managing Director of TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement) which is one of the largest independent networked groups of recruitment and employment service providers. Some of the best talents in the industry are members of this international network providing solutions to all your staffing needs.

Ann Swain

Ann Swain

CEO | APSCo

Ann has been the Chairperson of APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies) for over 13 years. In that time she has seen it grow into a powerful, energetic and influential force in the world of Professional Staffing without ever losing close contact with its membership.

Mervyn Dinnen

Mervyn Dinnen

Content & Social Engagement Strategist | Recruitment and HR

Mervyn is the Content and Community Manager at Jobsite UK, one of the UK’s leading Online Job Boards and part of global digital recruitment group Evenbase.  He is responsible for producing and sourcing topical content for both recruiting companies and job seekers to create and deliver Jobsite’s social engagement strategy and guidelines.

Keith Robinson

Keith Robinson

Co Founder and Client Solutions Director | Resource Central ltd

Keith Robinson has worked in the Publishing, Media and Recruiting industry for over 30 years. He was Founder of the UK HR magazine ’Personnel Today’ and from that founded the ’RADs’ recruitment industry awards. Keith has 10 years as a Director of two major Recruitment Advertising Agencies and then six years in the Job Board and Technology world as COO of Totaljobs .com.

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

Founder | Web Based Recruitment

Mike Taylor started Web Based Recruitment in 2001. Having spent the previous 12 years working in HR and Recruitment for major blue chip companies including IBM, Motorola and Nokia. Mike has been involved in online recruitment for 14 years and established Web Based Recruitment as an independent online recruitment consultancy to help companies with all aspects of their online recruitment activities.

David Thornhill

David Thornhill

Director | Simplicity

Never switches off. Dubbed as Mr Innovation by colleagues and industry, in 1987 David Thornhill first started out in the recruitment industry as a payroll clerk for a local firm in Gloucestershire, Staff UK. David went onto write the first ever software model of its kind for the temp recruitment market, integrating payroll, invoicing, sales ledger, funding and comprehensive management reporting; in essence creating a completely new funding supplier sector.

Matt Alder

Matt Alder

Digital, Social and Mobile Strategist | MetaShift

Matt help’s companies get more value from their digital strategy by offering strategic advice, training and auditing based on his wide range of experience in the Recruitment and HR industries. Over the last fourteen years he’s helped numerous employers connect to the talent they need via digital, social and mobile recruitment strategies and techniques. He now acts as an independent business consultant via his company MetaShift.

Azmat Mohammed

Azmat Mohammed

Director-General | Institute of Recruiters (IOR)

Azmat Mohammed is the IOR’s creator and holds the position of Director General.  Azmat oversaw the internal recruitment and HR processes of the ID group in the UK and USA for 15 years, as well as studying various aspects of ‘HR Management’ and ‘People Development & Resourcing’ at degree level.

James Osborne

James Osborne

Managing Director | Innergy

James is an award-winning trainer, NED and strategic advisor to the recruitment sector, with an international board level background in recruitment. For the past 10 years, James has worked with over 450 recruitment organisations helping them to achieve substantial growth and performance improvement whilst maintaining a competitive advantage in their sectors.

Francis West

Francis West

Managing Director | Westtek

Francis has 26 years of IT experience and 17 years helping recruitment companies choosing, using and supporting the right IT systems. A previous winner of the South African Business Innovation award, Francis networks with black belt efficiency.

Andy Headworth

Andy Headworth

Sirona Consulting Ltd

Andy Headworth is the author of the book ‘Smart Social Media Recruitment Strategies’. He is a straight talking consultant, recently appointed an Official LinkedIn EMEA Talent Solutions Partner that helps companies integrate social media into their recruitment strategies.

Alan Whitford

Alan Whitford

Managing Partner | Abtech Partnership

Alan is a strategy consultant for Recruitment Challenges, Talent Acquisition, Candidate Experience,Employment Brand, Recruitment and Social Media. He is a currently with Abtech which works with corporate recruitment and talent management teams as well as recruitment agencies and RPO businesses. Over the last 15 years, he has been one of the leaders in the UK and Europe providing strategic and practical insights to defining, selecting and implementing technology solutions for Human Resource and Recruitment Process activities.

Johnny Torrance-Nesbitt

Johnny Torrance-Nesbitt

MBA | Employment Branding Expert and Team Lead of the Employer Branding & Attracting Processes at Saudi Electric Company, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

An accomplished award-winning global talent and employer branding professional with 15+ years of experience in building and leading talent acquisition and employer branding functions at several global fortune 500 companies in the US (most notably, Monsanto [building and establishing its first employer branding function], Unext.com and Lockheed Martin). Author of numerous articles on employer branding, talent acquisition and diversity.